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A Summer's Evening
The Trustees of the British Museum
William James Taylor after Wilson
A Summer's Evening
Published September 1833
Etching and engraving
154 x 248 mm
6 1/16 x 9 3/4 in.
1861,1214.770
E78/1
Italianate landscape with two figures examining a tomb under trees in the foreground. There is a figure on horseback accompanied by a pedestrian and a dog on the road at the left. A lake can be seen behind with buildings on the right and another tomb and trees in the centre.
Purchased from A.E. Evans & Sons, 403 Strand, London, 1861
[1] Lettered below the image with the title, 'R. Wilson' 'W. J. Taylor.' and publication line: 'LONDON, GEORGE VIRTUE.'
[2] Stamped 'CABINET GALLERY'
The scene is essentially a capriccio but the prominent building on the right is based on the Villa Medici, Rome
P49 Lake, Villa and Pine Trees: 'A Summer Evening' (The Villa Medici Rome with imaginary Surroundings), Buccleuch Collection, Boughton House
A plate from The Cabinet Gallery of Pictures by the first Masters of the English and foreign Schools, by Allan Cunningham, published by John Major, London, 1834-36
R. K. Engen, Dictionary of Victorian Engravers, Print Publishers and Their Works', 1979, p. 196